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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am EST
, again, to cap public spending, reduce taxes, to create a favorable environment for corporate. and let me say that france has a lot of advantages. nice infrastructure, good infrastructure, demography, people with skills, a good level of education. we can take advantage of that, even compared with our peers so let's do everything we can to -- the benefit of these positive advantages and not be -- not present people to invest in france because they might be afraid of a lack of visibility on the taxpayers or too high taxes. >> but do you think it's sending the right signal to investors when it's threatening to nationalize a factory? >> no, certainly not. these are not the right ones and clearly what an investor needs is, again, confident. immediately going forward, illustrate will not suffer from taxes or a potential threat. the message should be positive for investors, not just french one, but also we have a strategy to reduce stability. >> but do you understand some people could be forced to leave the country because of increasing back pressure? >> there is a lot of debate around that. my
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
seem to be having a negative impact on the environment. >> yeah. michael, i imagine it's difficult to get out and want to spend when you're worried about your taxes going up next year. and how you're going to allocate your budget. i want to ask about some of the places that we did see spending. what were some of the segment groups? was it apparel, electronics? you know, luxury has surprisingly held up a little bit. so where did we see the dollars that were spent go? >> sure. let's start with luxury. luxury nationally had a difficult year because -- primarily because about 20% of luxury retail sales originated out of the new york area. if new york has a difficult season, that's going to be difficult on the overall numbers. that said, in the southeast and the south central regions of the country, luxury sales were up 5% to 6%. so again, it depended where you were. but luxury retail sales did relatively well. other sectors, women's apparel did have a positive year. as well as furniture and furnishing were also up. primarily we think due to the housing market recovery. >> yeah. today a
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